- Published on Friday, 10 April 2015 14:31
A letter from the Scottish Bishops will be read out in Catholic churches around the country. It says: "Successive UK Governments have made plans to replace and upgrade our nuclear weapons capacity. This is despite the considerable costs involved and in the face of persistent moral objections, to say nothing of international agreements we have entered into which commit us to work against the proliferation of such weapons. While recognising each country’s right to defend itself, the existence of nuclear weapons, and their possible proliferation, continue to represent a grave threat to the human family."
- Published on Friday, 10 April 2015 08:52
Confront Trident unrelentingly where it matters – at Faslane, the rotten heart of the UK establishment’s inhumane commitment to nuclear devastation.
On Monday, 13th April, commit to” a mass blockade to stop work at Faslane naval base. As many people as possible need to be part of it, so please consider either taking part directly or in taking a support role.
- Published on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 15:07
Scottish CND welcomed a new poll by Ipsos MORI which shows that renewing Trident is far less popular than a range of other policy proposals.
- Published on Saturday, 04 April 2015 20:31
Around 4,000 people attended a march and rally in Glasgow to say no to Trident. Speakers included First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish Green Party co-convenor Patrick Harvie and Labour MP Katy Clark. There was also music from Karine Polwart and Penny Stone. ( Video of rally )
Veronika Tudhope, Vice-Chair of Scottish CND said:
“No matter which side you were on, the referendum campaign put Trident where it should be - at the centre of the political debate. More people than ever are aware that Britian’s nuclear weapons are based only 40 miles from Glasgow making us all less secure under constant threat of accident, terrorist attack, or even enemy attack. The majority of the public are no longer willing to accept the deterrence argument. We know the world will be a safer place for everyone without nuclear weapons and we want to start that process here in Scotland.”
“I have been out on the streets of Scotland campaigning against Trident and advertising the demonstration. The response from the public has been overwhelmingly supportive.
“It’s up to us to make Trident a central issue of the General Election campaign. It’s up to us to vote for parties and candidates who will vote against Trident at Westminster.”
- Published on Monday, 30 March 2015 19:27
"it’s time for the UK to play a new role on the world stage. a Green Government will deliver a foreign policy based on peace, a global deal on climate change and a halt to the arms trade. We will disarm the trident nuclear weapons in the Clyde, and scrap the Vanguard-class submarines. Workers will be reskilled and redeployed to provide defence of the strategically important northern seas from faslane and Coulport. We will leave nato and collaborate on security with our neighbours without the use of weapons of mass destruction. We will reduce military spending and reorient the armed forces away from the projection of power and towards defence, Un-sanctioned peace-keeping, conflict resolution and international humanitarian efforts."
- Published on Monday, 30 March 2015 19:18
The Spring Conference of the Scottish National Party unanimously passed a motion against nuclear weapons.
It said: "Conference condemns Westminster’s plan to spend £100 billion on renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons system. Conference believes this is immoral, outdated and a grotesque waste of taxpayers’ money at a time when people in Scotland are dealing with cuts and austerity imposed by the Westminster government. Conference notes that Scottish Labour MPs voted for the renewal of Trident a week after they voted with the Tories for further cuts and more austerity. Conference believes that only a strong group of SNP MPs at Westminster will oppose a new generation of nuclear weapons being dumped on the Clyde."
- Published on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:27
DAVID Torrance rehashes the hoary distinction between multilateralism and unilateralism beloved of Tory nuclear apologists ("Losing Trident just too big a blow to 'prestige' obsessives", The Herald, March 23).
The indisputable fact remains that no British nuclear weapon has ever been negotiated away at a disarmament conference. They have never even been put on the table. Hence, as Bruce Kent said, "a unilateralist is a multilateralist who means what he says".